Hair Removal After Fraxel Laser

Is it OK to tweeze or wax your facial hair after getting Fraxel laser treatment (restore)?

Doctor Answers 3

After Fraxel, wait for the redness to resolve before plucking

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Restore is non-ablative, but the skin is still inflammed and plucking too soon leaves the door open to folliculitis and possible pigmentation. Also avoid retinoids, AHA products and all abrasive cleansers for one week. Always use that sunscreen!

New Orleans Dermatologist
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Tweezing and waxing hair after Fraxel Restore

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Wait one week to pluck and wait three to four weeks to wax skin that underwent Fraxel RE:store provided that no unusual reaction occurred on your skin after the Fraxel. Do not go in the sun without sunprotection after the Fraxel and waxing for fear of darkening pigment.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

Hair Removal After Fraxel Laser on the Face

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Tweeze away.  You should wait at least three weeks after Fraxel restore before having your facial hair waxed, but you may tweeze after one week.

Good luck and be well.

Dr. P

Michael A. Persky, MD
Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

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